The latest International Energy Agency ‘Monthly Electricity Statistics’ report, which includes October 2022 data, shows that for all OECD members total net electricity production amounted to 819.5 TWh in October 2022, down by 4.2% y-o-y compared to October 2021.
Electricity production from renewable sources slightly decreased by 0.4% y-o-y at 270.8 TWh. A higher production from solar (+9.4% y-o-y) and wind (+1.3% y-o-y) could not compensate the decrease observed for hydro (-4.0% y-o-y). Overall, the share of renewables in the OECD electricity mix settled at 33.0%.
Nuclear electricity production dropped by 11.8% y-o-y at 129.9 TWh, continuing the downward trend observed during previous months. This decrease was mainly driven by OECD Europe (-23.9% y-o-y), followed by OECD Asia-Oceania (-6.1% y-o-y) and the OECD Americas (-2.0% y-o-y).
Electricity production from combustible fuels amounted to 441.1 TWh, down by 4.0% compared to the same month last year. Generation from natural gas remained fairly stable at 250.9 TWh (-0.9% y-o-y), while coal power production decreased to 147.0 TWh (-8.3% y-o-y), driven by a sharp decline in the OECD Americas (-12.9% y-o-y). Overall, the share of combustible fuels in the OECD electricity mix was 53.8%.
IEA’s Monthly Electricity Statistics feature electricity production and trade data for all OECD Member Countries and electricity production data for a selection of other economies.